Southeastern Quilt Museum Wed, 01 Dec 2021 18:57:39 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Southeastern Quilt Museum 32 32 ExxonMobil Qatar and Qatar Museums announce sponsorship of new Dadu, Qatar Children’s Museum Wed, 01 Dec 2021 16:28:00 +0000 ExxonMobil Qatar and Qatar Museums (QM) have entered into a sponsorship agreement for Dadu, the Children’s Museum of Qatar, with the signing of the company as a founding family member.

QM Chairman HE Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, and ExxonMobil Qatar Chairman and CEO Dominic Genetti made the announcement during an official ceremony at QM earlier this week.
As part of this partnership, ExxonMobil Qatar will become the exclusive sponsor of the museum’s Sustainability and Valuing the Environment gallery, a space that will focus on the natural environment and biodiversity.
The gallery’s goals are consistent with those of ExxonMobil Qatar’s values ​​to protect Qatar’s natural environment and marine life – including its iconic dugong population – and educate students and the general public about the importance of sustainability for the future of our planet.
In addition, the gallery is linked to ExxonMobil Qatar’s commitment to the development of education – particularly in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects – to advance the goals. of the Qatar National Vision 2030 and its human development pillar.
In a statement, HE Sheikha al-Mayassa said, “ExxonMobil Qatar supports the ethics of Qatar museums in sustainability and environmental awareness. Once opened, the gallery will educate children and families about Qatar’s natural habitat and how we can all do our part to save the environment.
Genetti said, “The Qatar Children’s Museum will provide endless opportunities for learning and creative discovery, and we are proud to be part of such an important national project. We are also delighted to sponsor a space at the museum that will spark love and curiosity for nature and help children become aware of the environment and motivate them to take action to preserve it. We hope he will be very busy and wish him every success in the future ”.
ExxonMobil Qatar and QM have a common vision of preserving Qatari culture and heritage which is reflected in their collaborations. In June, ExxonMobil Research Qatar (EMRQ) and QM worked closely to present the highly successful Seagrass Tales, Dugong Trails – an exhibit that highlighted the cultural and environmental significance of dugongs – at the Qatar National Museum. ExxonMobil is also the platinum sponsor of Qatar – USA Year of Culture 2021 – a QM initiative.

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Terry Allen art exhibition at the TTU Museum Tue, 30 Nov 2021 18:44:00 +0000

LUBBOCK, Texas (Press release) – Down in the Dirt: Graphic Art by Terry Allen is now on display at the Museum of Texas Tech University. The exhibit features over 70 original works of art by Lubbock-raised visual artist and musician Terry Allen. The exhibition will be open until March 2022.

Down in the Dirt: The Graphic Art by Terry Allen is now on display at the Museum of Texas Tech University.(Texas Tech University Museum)

Born in Kansas in 1943, Allen grew up in Lubbock, Texas, and has worked as a freelance artist since 1966 in a wide variety of media including sculpture, painting, drawing, video, installations and performances. musical and theatrical. Allen suggested that growing up in West Texas under the tutelage of his impresario father and pianist mother gave an early impetus to his storytelling adventures. Down in the Dirt is an unprecedented opportunity to discover the breadth of his artistic personality and embraces over 40 years of Allen’s life experiences.

Terry Allen grew up in Lubbock, Texas and has worked as a freelance artist since 1966 in ...
Terry Allen grew up in Lubbock, Texas and has worked as a freelance artist since 1966 in a wide variety of media(Texas Tech University Museum)

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Anti-Defamation League and Auschwitz Museum condemn Fox host for comparing Fauci to Nazi doctor who performed medical experiments at death camp Tue, 30 Nov 2021 17:42:20 +0000

By Oliver Darcy, CNN Business

Lara Logan, a Fox News personality and host of its streaming service, has been condemned by prominent Jewish groups and the Auschwitz Museum after comparing Dr Anthony Fauci to a Nazi doctor notorious for performing medical experiments at the Auschwitz death camp.

During an appearance on “Fox News Primetime” on Monday, Logan said people told him Fauci did not represent science, but represented Josef Mengele, the Nazi doctor who became known as “the angel of death. “for the atrocities he committed.

“I’m talking about people all over the world who are saying this,” Logan said, providing no evidence to back up his savage claim.

Fox News did not respond to requests for comment.

But elsewhere, the reaction was swift, with major organizations calling Logan’s comments objectionable.

“Exploiting the tragedy of people who were victims of pseudo-medical criminal experiments at Auschwitz in a debate about vaccines, the pandemic and the people who fight to save human lives is shameful”, the Auschwitz museum said on twitter. “It is disrespectful to the victims and a sad symptom of moral and intellectual decline.”

Jonathan Greenblatt, the leader of the Anti-Defamation League, said in a statement that “there is absolutely no comparison between mask warrants, vaccine requirements and other COVID mitigation efforts -19 with what happened to the Jews during the Holocaust ”.

“This includes making weird and offensive analogies suggesting that Dr Anthony Fauci is somehow related to Nazi war criminal Josef Mengele, known for his horrific medical experiments on concentration camp prisoners,” Greenblatt said.

The American Jewish Committee called the comments “quite ashamed” and said “an apology is needed”.

“Josef Mengele earned his nickname by performing deadly and inhuman medical experiments on Holocaust prisoners, including children,” the organization wrote, adding, “there is no comparison between the hell that these victims went through and the public health measures “.

Logan was previously a correspondent for the popular CBS News show “60 Minutes”. Within the network, she came under scrutiny for errors in a report she made on the Benghazi attack, which ultimately led her to apologize for the inaccuracies and be forced to take leave.

Logan left CBS News in 2018 and joined Fox News in 2020. She told the Los Angeles Times when she joined that, she was not “trying to be a person of opinion” but has since become one of the most conspiratorial talking heads in the right-wing channel.

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The owner of a Polish ice cream parlor runs a local Jewish museum. Should he get a prize or a penalty? Tue, 30 Nov 2021 10:24:21 +0000

(JTA) – In a small town in Poland, a local ice cream parlor serves an unusual accompaniment: a gallery of artifacts that once belonged to local Jews, including the family who lived in the building before the Holocaust.

Jozef Gucwa opened a makeshift museum next to his glacier in Bobowa, a town near Krakow, in 2019. Poland’s main Jewish museum, Polin in Warsaw, selected him for an award for the preservation of Jewish heritage, but an advocate for the preservation of Jewish sites says he should instead be penalized for illegally appropriating Jewish property.

In “Beit Landau” are exhibited silver objects, including a Hanukkah menorah, a Purim noisemaker, a Torah scroll, florets that adorn the upper ends of the scrolls of a Torah scroll, kiddush cups. and an elaborate fish-shaped statue, a door opener with a Star of David adorning the handle, and a jewelry box.

Several dreidels are also on display, according to photos shared by Meir Bulka, who heads J-Nerations, a group aimed at safeguarding Jewish sites in Poland.

The name of the museum, which Gucwa charges around $ 2 to enter, means Landau House, and it refers to the name of the family who lived in the wooden structure before the Holocaust. The Landau are a ruling family of the Bobover Hasidic sect, which was named after and based in Bobowa until the Holocaust and then recreated in Brooklyn.

From his home in the West Bank settlement of Sha’arei Tikvah, Bulka has become a leading advocate for the preservation of Jewish heritage in Poland, after seeing messy cemeteries on a trip to see his ancestral home. the low. Bulka says the items on display at “Beit Landau” have been illegally appropriated in violation of Polish monument laws, which generally place historically significant finds in the possession of the state.

The items on display were found during renovations to the building to expand the glacier, Bulka said, and Gucwa declared his museum shop in order to avoid having to relinquish valuable property. Bulka said he made an official complaint to the Polish police.

The descendants of the Landau family in New York are trying to recover the artifacts, Bulka said.

A Hanukkah menorah on display in Jozef Gucwa’s makeshift Jewish Museum in Bobowa, Poland, in 2020. (J-nerations)

Gucwa did not respond to requests for comment from the Jewish Telegraph Agency. JTA’s attempts to reach Leibish Landau, one of the family’s descendants, were also unsuccessful. A spokesperson for the Polin Museum declined to comment.

The museum is due to present its annual award today and Gucwa is one of six nominees. His appointment cites the fact that “he bought a Jewish building with the intention of setting up a Jewish-themed museum there” and says he looks after the Landau family graves in the Jewish cemetery in Bobowa. He first exhibited the items he collected in 2013, before the reenactment (by non-Jews) of a historic local Jewish wedding, according to the museum.

“This history lover researched, meticulously renovated, collected and finally made available to the public all the salvaged objects, thus recreating the pre-war character of the inn run years ago by Leon’s family. Landau “, indicates the site of the museum. “Józef Gucwa is constantly expanding his collection of Judaica and objects left by the Jews of Bobowa which can reflect their culture and at the same time offer us a glimpse into their daily life. “

Honoring Gucwa could embolden those who find property left behind by Jews who have been driven out or murdered, Bulka wrote on Facebook.

“It is very likely that recognition of his candidacy will legitimize property crimes committed by others who have found Jewish belongings or their property,” he said.

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Escape room, like escaping from the museum Tue, 30 Nov 2021 01:14:00 +0000


“We discover the evolution of animals. How they were and how they became “ by Dunia Rahwan and Giulia Gattolin, with a preface by Sveva Sagramola (Gribaudo, 70 pages, 14.90 euros), is a book full of curiosities. Did you know that birds had teeth a long time ago? And which whales were walking? When they first appeared on Earth, the animals were very different from what we know today: how many adventures they went through and how many transformations they went through! Without these changes, today we would not have the biodiversity on which we can rely and which, however, is increasingly threatened. Protecting it is our duty. Through clear texts and surprising images, this book will make you discover how animals have evolved in history: giraffes, crocodiles, sharks and many others will no longer have any secrets. And, eventually, we will find out where we came from. Preface by Sveva Sagramola. Reading age: 6 years old.

“Farm animal” by George Orwell, illustrated by Quentin Gréban (Rizzoli, 25 euros) is a masterpiece that has become a classic. All animals are the same, but some are more equal than others. After rebelling against the owner and taking over the government of the farm, the animals believe their lives will improve. Soon, however, it happens that the pigs become the bosses, and one of them, Napoleon, the boss of all. One by one, the principles of the Rebellion will thus be forgotten …

“Nicky and Véra” by Peter Sis (Rizzoli, 18 euros) is the story of a discreet hero of the Shoah and the 669 children he saved. It is a story of commitment and courage, a story that cannot leave us indifferent. In December 1938, a young Englishman canceled his vacation in the mountains and left for Prague to help the thousands of refugees fleeing Nazism who had gathered in the city. His name was Nicholas Winton and, working day and night from a hotel room, he collected hundreds of names and photographs of children to be taken to safety, got the money, found families willing to welcome them to England. , organized trips, accompanied by official documents or counterfeit. In the spring and summer of 1939, as the dark shadow of Nazism spread over Europe, Nicholas managed to scare away nearly 700 children, mostly Jews, on eight trains bound for London. . Then when the war broke out and the borders were closed, he put all the papers away and never told anyone about it. Winton’s extraordinary feat was not discovered until fifty years later by his wife and brought to everyone’s attention on a TV show.

“Fairy tales” by Natalie Portman (Sonda, 64 pages, € 16.90) brings together, among the colored pages, three great classics: The hare and the turtle, The three little pigs, The city mouse and the country mouse.


“Escape Room – Can you escape the museum?” “ by Dr Gareth Moore and Beatriz Castro (Gribaudo, € 16.90) is a mysterious story: your footsteps echo in the deserted gallery of ancient Egypt and a shiver runs down your back. There is something very strange about this museum, you better go out right away. But the doors don’t open, they’re locked! You must find a way to escape… before it’s too late! Live the Escape Game experience at home with this interactive book. Puzzles, codes, puzzles, riddles … and many objects to build await you: these are the clues you need to solve the games, access the next museum rooms and find the exit as quickly as possible. Can you solve the mystery and escape the museum? Includes over 30 buildable 3D objects. Reading age: from 9 years old.

“All the flowers that you are – 12 stories for my sister” by Iacopo Melio, with a story by Guido Catalano, illustrated by Agnese Innocente (Rizzoli, 190 pages, 16 euros) with Iacopo Melio, 28, human and civic rights activist. On the eve of an important day, he writes to his sister Costanza. Iacopo di lavoro collects and tells the stories of others, stories of ordinary fragility and extraordinary resilience, stories of sometimes lost or subversive people, of people who ask for answers or simply listen. They are the knights with the stain and the fear, as he likes to call them, and they are the ones who keep going despite everything, who always try, who never stop dreaming and getting involved. So are the twelve protagonists of the stories in this book, illuminated by the colors and poetry of Agnese Innocente and conceived as a walk in the midst of emotions: we, readers, picking with Costanza one flower after another, walking along the paths of several lives. we come home with a handful of beauty to shake, a bigger heart, and the hope that we live in a better world every day. Among the twelve flowers of Costanza, there is one sown by Guido Catalano and one by Barbara, the mother of Iacopo and Costanza.

“Roby in search of the legendary pet” (Fabbri editori, 144 pages, € 15.90) ​​is the story of Roby, who has just arrived in town, but has already made friends at school. He also found a boy, Francy, who is a bit awkward but very, very good. But Roby has a great desire: he would like a Pet, a puppy, everything for him, like his friends. One day finally, thanks to a school competition, he will have the possibility of winning one … but this will only be the beginning of a great adventure, which will lead Roby to face enemies near and far and to discover the special powers that everyone, absolutely everyone, we have. You just need to know how to use it …


“Rutka – The Secret Girl” by Joanna Fabicka, illustrated by Mariusz Andryszczyk (Rizzoli, 226 pages, 16 euros) is a fascinating story of friendship and discovery, where past and present dance together, are the desire to live and the infinite possibilities of this treasure that is childhood. In the courtyard at 13 Rybna Street in Lódz, Zosia is bored to death. But when the strange Aunt Róia comes into her life and quickly settles into her heart, the world around her changes. The walls of the buildings no longer appear to be so chipped, the willow tree in the center of the courtyard is no longer so curved, and among the branches an unfamiliar red braid looms. It’s Rutka, a neighbor Zosia didn’t know she had. With her, magic, madness and surreal adventures follow one another, and the imagination sweeps without limits. But, as they run hand in hand through the city, sad music flows under their feet and a silent tale unfolds before our eyes: the walls, the shadows, the mysterious images evoke the stories of pain of the Jews during the Second World War. There is the White Lord swallowing butterflies, and there is the Radegast station, from where wagons loaded with people leave for the planet Diamond. A world that emerges from the memories of those who survived, but who cannot gain the upper hand.

“The flight of the lark” by Anthony McGowan (Rizzoli, 140 pages, 15 euros) with Nicky and Kenny, who walk in the moor with Tina, their Jack Russel. It was the father who suggested this spring outing, a way to spend a few hours outside and have a little fun. Indeed, in a few days, his mother, who left the house many years ago, will come to visit him, and Kenny, who is a little late, is very tense. The two brothers take the bus, set off for the path, but soon it starts to snow. It was only meant to be a walk, a breeze, and instead they are surprised by a fatal storm.

“Welcome to the Anthropocene” by John Green, the author of “The Fault of the Stars” (Rizzoli, 350 pages, 17 euros), is situated in the current geological era, where the work of man has profoundly rethought and influenced the planet. Starting from the very successful podcast in America, enriched and transformed in this volume also due to the pandemic, John Green reviews, with a rating of 1 to 5 stars, different aspects of our anthropocentric planet: from the QWERTY keyboard to the velociraptor, to passing for the Internet, sports myths and video games, to the Penguins of Madagascar. Artificial products like carbonated drinks, natural species whose habits have been irreparably modified by human action, phenomena which influence humanity like Halley’s comet: the author’s critiques compose a true symphony, in a complex and complex whole. rich in detail. John Green’s talent for storytelling shines brighter than ever and leads us to look at our present and the world around us with different eyes.


“Greece 2013-2020. Newspapers of the second millennium » by Michele Buzzi (Book Sprint editions, 228 pages, € 16.90) brings together seven travel stories set in the Greece of the second millennium, from mass tourism places to the inaccessible monasteries of Mount Athos, from traditional taverns on the beach to more transgressive places of Mykonos, through the sunsets, the wind, the light and the magical colors of the Cyclades and the many islands of the Aegean Sea. An aimless wandering between corners of paradise and economic crisis, modernity and tradition, beach bars and the ancient Acropolis, towns, churches and palaces built over the centuries by the Greek, Roman, Venetian, Genoese, Turkish and Italian conquerors. A long journey to Ithaca, at a time when the world and the culture of the West seem to be coming to an end, a return to the origins, to the places where all that we are and what we have learned began: the art, philosophy, music, physics and metaphysics.

“Nutrition and nutrition of dogs and cats” by Aa. Vv. (Edagricole, 238 pages, 36 euros) illustrates the basics of nutrition and food management for dogs and cats, offering students and professionals, eager to know more about the subject, a simple text, but complete and scientifically precise. In Italy today there are around seven million dogs and as many cats who have now fully acquired the status of members of the families with which they live. In recent decades, the life expectancy of dogs and cats has increased dramatically thanks to the greater sensitivity of their owners, improved veterinary care and a more suitable diet. Nutrition is playing an increasingly important role in maintaining the health and well-being of pets throughout their lives.

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Let’s say ‘yes’ to an Orange County cultural and natural history museum Mon, 29 Nov 2021 08:28:32 +0000

A massive animal skeleton, larger than a tiger, swims through the air at the LA County Museum of Natural History, one front paw jutting forward and two large bulging eye sockets eyeing visitors. This impressive skeleton is an extinct aquatic mammal called Desmostylian, and it was discovered in Orange County. Still, school kids and curious adults alike must travel to Los Angeles to fully feel the visual impact of this awe-inspiring creature. Why? Because Orange County doesn’t have its own natural history museum.

Likewise, thousands of artefacts from indigenous peoples who have lived in this region since time immemorial have been unearthed over the years in Orange County, but none of these artefacts are available locally for residents of the Orange County can appreciate them. With literally millions of fossils, these cultural artefacts are on loan to museums in other countries or simply in storage.

Millions of fossils, unearthed in Orange County, are stored in stacked boxes. Credit: CCRPA

We currently have a rare opportunity to do something about this state of affairs. The Town of Irvine is currently in the process of deciding how the remaining undesignated space in Great Park will be allocated. The park’s cultural terrace has space for a full-fledged museum, to accompany the sports, entertainment and outdoor leisure activities already planned. Given the lack of space for new developments in the rest of Orange County, this could be the last and best chance for the county to build a museum to showcase local history and prehistory.